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“Smart Topics, Smart Guests, Smart Talk”

MSNBC’s two-timing talk show Connected Coast to Coast is premiering now. It airs live from noon to 1pm and 5 to 6pm. Ron Reagan’s first blog post is great:

  “They said she was blond. They said, “conservative.” Naturally, I feared the worst: Some best-selling, fashion-challenged sociopath looking to impale on pikes the heads of any folks even slightly to the left of Zell Miller (or Genghis Khan, take your pick). Imagine my delight then to find myself paired with the captivating and estimable Dr. Monica Crowley.

Sure, we’ll disagree — as often as not, I imagine. But we both believe that there’s a different way to have a conversation — or even argument — on TV, one that doesn’t involve high decibel harangues and spittle-flecked diatribes. Oh, we’ll get feisty on occasion, count on it. But without the partisan posturing and contrived ranting that have long since outlived their usefulness and even their entertainment value.”

Hmm…What show could Ron possibly be referring to? Anyway, here’s the blog; send your reactions of the premiere to tvnewser@mediabistro.com, or use the tip box to the right.

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